Featured Presenter: Rhian Kenny

Featured Presenter: Rhian Kenny

Each week, PYSO will be joined by a special guest from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. This week’s featured presenter is Rhian Kenny, who joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1990 as Principal Piccolo. She is active in the PSO’s outreach and education...

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Alum Spotlight: Mary Ann Ivan

Alum Spotlight: Mary Ann Ivan

  A day at the office for Mary Ann Ivan.   We recently heard from alum, Mary Ann Ivan, who was a percussionist with PYSO from 1982 to1983. Since then she has had a career as a Broadway pit musician, musical director, composer, and conductor. Here’s what she had...

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Alum Spotlight: Jesse Rosen

Alum Spotlight: Jesse Rosen

Jesse Rosen, PYSO Alum (trumpet), and President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras was recently interviewed for Symphony Magazine's Critical Questions column, which he created in 2008. Interviewed by Robert Sandla, Rosen discusses his lifelong connection to...

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PYSO Beyond the Notes with Pius Cheung

PYSO Beyond the Notes with Pius Cheung

For the final Beyond the Notes session, PYSO Music Director Earl Lee was joined by Pius Cheung, a marimbist, composer, and educator. Cheung discussed his life as a musician and a composer, and even shared some insights on how to get started with composing.   The...

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PYSO Beyond the Notes with Stefan Jackiw

PYSO Beyond the Notes with Stefan Jackiw

Yesterday’s Beyond the Notes session was joined by violinist Stefan Jackiw. At just 35, Jackiw has performed with major orchestras around the world. He joined PYSO Music Director Earl Lee to discuss the life of a musician as a college student and beyond. To start the...

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Beyond the Notes with special Guest Teng Li

Beyond the Notes with special Guest Teng Li

On Friday, PYSO hosted its first Beyond the Notes Zoom session, with special guest Teng Li. Teng Li is currently the principal violist in the LA Philharmonic, Artistic Director of the Morningside Music Bridge, and friend of PYSO Music Director Earl Lee....

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Upcoming Events

Oct
4
Sun
6:30 pm Beyond the Notes: Injury Managem... @ ZOOM
Beyond the Notes: Injury Managem... @ ZOOM
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beyond the Notes: Injury Management and "Return to Play" for the Instrumental Musician @ ZOOM
Special Guest Michael Tsang, PhD in Physical Therapy AND PYSO Alumni (2007 to 2011/Piano) discusses with Earl Lee the most common injuries among musicians and how to recognize the warning signs and prevention of serious[...]
Oct
11
Sun
6:30 pm PYSO Sectional/Studio Class @ ZOOM
PYSO Sectional/Studio Class @ ZOOM
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sectional/Studio Class starts as a group session with Earl Lee, then breaks out into individual sectionals for strings, percussion, harp and piano. (Regular group sectional classes for woodwind and brass). This will also be the[...]
Oct
18
Sun
6:30 pm Beyond the Notes: Creativity and... @ ZOOM
Beyond the Notes: Creativity and... @ ZOOM
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beyond the Notes: Creativity and Music @ ZOOM
Earl will explore the concept of composing music with special guest Pius Cheung (Percussionist, Composer and Teacher at the University of Oregon). During the session Earl and Pius will create a framework/guideline for students and[...]

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